n. The mass affluent; the relatively large group of people who can now make some claim to affluence because of the increased value of their stock portfolios.

Example Citation:
"The ownership of shares seems to be taking off again, building on privatisations and demutualisations. Welcome to the new world of the mass affluent, or as the marketeers in Soho like to say (in a buzzword particularly vulnerable to misspelling), 'the maffluent'."
—George Trefgarne, "Now we can all become the sage of anywhere," The Daily Telegraph, May 8, 2000

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